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Author(s):Mancino, C. F.; Salo, L.; Hayes, A.; Kopec, D. M.; Pepper, I.
Author Affiliation:Assistant Professor, Research Assistant I, Graduate Student, Extension Turf and Pasture Grass Specialist, Plant Sciences, and Associate Professor, Soil and Water Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson
Title:The influence of effluent irrigation on specific soil microbial populations and parameter
Source:1988 Turfgrass and Ornamentals Research Summary. 1988, p. 35-37.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona
Series:Series P-75
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Effluent water; Irrigation; Cynodon; Respiration; Carbon; Nitrogen; Soil testing
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the effects of applied effluent water to bermudagrass turf and its influence on microbial populations and their activity. Effluent water is a valuable resource in the desert Southwest for irrigating turfgrass plants. Turfgrass plants are ideally suited for effluent irrigation for several reasons: 1) turfgrass is grown year round which permits year-round disposal of effluent; 2) turfgrass root systems are much more efficient in the removal of soil. In 1986 six plots were planted with bermudagrass, irrigated with soil samples taken from each plot (July 1, 1988) combining to give a composite sample for each irrigated plot. Total aerober per gram dry soil increased by 161% in the irrigated plots (when compared with dry desert soil), but the type of irrigation water didn't matter. Irrigation water analysis revealed that effluent water was slightly higher in nitrates and soil analysis done revealed very low percent carbon (.4-.7%). Irrigation with effluent had the greatest influence on anaerobic soil respiration but had no effect on the nitrification potential of turf soil.
Geographic Terms:Southwest U.S.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Mancino, C. F., L. Salo, A. Hayes, D. M. Kopec, and I. Pepper. 1988. The influence of effluent irrigation on specific soil microbial populations and parameter. Turfgrass Landscape Urban IPM Res. Summ. p. 35-37.
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